Lars Toomre

Some Personal Thoughts and Trivia

Difference

The Winner's Creed

Blonde Playmate Kalin Olson poses in yellow bikini

I know that I have the ability to achieve my definite purpose in life:
therefore I demand of myself, persistent, continuous action towards its attainment and I here and now promise to render such action.
I fully realize that no wealth or position will long endure unless it is built upon truth and justice;
therefore I will engage in no transaction which does not benefit all to whom it effects.
I am succeeding by attracting to myself the forces I wish to use and the cooperation of other people.
I induce others to serve me because of my willingness to serve others.
I eliminate hatred, envy, jealousy, selfishness, cynicism, anger, and fear by developing a true love for all humanity,
because I know that a negative attitude towards others will never bring me success.
I cause others to believe in me because I believe in them and believe in myself.
This is my creed, my quest.
To never stop striving for the top.
To always keep moving forward.
To always be the very best I can be.
I am the power. I am the magic. I cannot be stopped. I am a winner.
I promise to always be true to myself because I am the creator and master of my universe

American personal-success author, famous for book Think and Grow Rich (1883 - 1970)

Thought for Today: True Diamonds

Refraction of moon is huge at night against very blue sea and sailboat

Become a true diamond. Eat the nourishment of happiness and never give sorrow to anyone. There is a difference between true and false. True diamonds sparkle from afar.

Thought for Today: Start Early

Wooden boards form a narrow walkway from ocean to shore in Tahiti, French Polynesia

The best time to awaken both body and spirit is in the early morning. We are fresh, in solitude, and the vibrations of the world are at their calmest. It is not surprising that you will find all experienced meditators and yogis up with the dawn, inviting the sun of spirit to shine into the heart of their soul. The first half hour of conscious awareness will be the foundation of your day. Make an early start. Meditate, set the switch of your consciousness and calibrate your energy for the day. You'll be surprised the difference it makes.

Little Differences That Make Relationships Interesting

Blonde American actress Heather Locklear (circa 1999)

It is the things in common that make relationships enjoyable, but it is the little differences that make them interesting.

(Provenance of this author is uncertain)

Foreordination Definition From Devil's Dictionary

FOREORDINATION, noun: This looks like an easy word to define, but when I consider that pious and learned theologians have spent long lives in explaining it, and written libraries to explain their explanations; when I remember the nations have been divided and bloody battles caused by the difference between foreordination and predestination, and that millions of treasure have been expended in the effort to prove and disprove its compatibility with freedom of the will and the efficacy of prayer, praise, and a religious life, — recalling these awful facts in the history of the word, I stand appalled before the mighty problem of its signification, abase my spiritual eyes, fearing to contemplate its portentous magnitude, reverently uncover and humbly refer it to His Eminence Cardinal Gibbons and His Grace Bishop Potter.

Difference Between A Boyfriend And A Husband

Blonde American actress and former fashion model Denise Richards in dark blue dress

What is the difference between a boyfriend and a husband? About 30 pounds.

(Provenance of this author is uncertain)

Thought for Today: Notice the Difference

Beautiful red colors in central St. Petersburg, Russia

Replace the words "I have to" with "I choose to" and notice the difference in how you feel.

As Cause For Withdrawing From A Friend

Brunette Brazilian-American actress Jordana Brewster at beach wearing white shirt

I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.

Principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776) and third President of the United States

Einstein on Wire Telegraph

Blonde Mexican actress Aracely Arambula poses wearing a black dress

You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat.

Winner of Nobel Prize for Physics in 1921 (1879 - 1955)

Honest Differences Are Often A Healthy Sign Of Progress

Blonde German actress Nina Bott wearing a white and teal top

Honest differences are often a healthy sign of progress.

Preeminent leader of Indian nationalism in British-ruled India (1869 - 1948)

Genius Has Its Limits

Philippine beauty Heart Evangelista poses in a black sweater

The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.

Winner of Nobel Prize for Physics in 1921 (1879 - 1955)

Literature and Journalism

Redhead American actress Molly Quinn with elegant necklace and black dress

But what is the difference between literature and journalism? ...Journalism is unreadable and literature is not read. That is all.

Irish writer, poet, playwright and prominent aesthete (1854 - 1900)

Thought for Today: Caring Heart

Winter peaks of Glacier National Park, Montana

I express my care and concern by responding to situations with a cool head and to people with a warm heart. If I remain aware that as fellow human beings we are all part of one family, and that even the smallest of gestures can make a difference in people's lives, I am always blessed with a caring heart. It takes so little to show that I care yet it can mean so much.

Calm Provides Clarity

Blonde Jessa Hinton in white dress was Playboy's Playmate of the Year for July 2011

Calm provides clarity. Pause to consider the gifts you have been given, the difference you have made and the direction in which you are headed.

Difference Between A Philosophy And A Bumper Sticker

Blonde Canadian model Heidi Sorenson was Playboy's Playmate of the Month for July 1981

There is a difference between a philosophy and a bumper sticker.

American cartoonist and creator of comic strip Peanuts (1922 - 2000)

Difference Between Helping Hand And Outstretched Palm

Brunette American actress Jessica Alba wearing white blouse and jean shorts

The difference between a helping hand and an outstretched palm is a twist of the wrist.

American best-selling author and journalist (born 1941)

Prosperous Dog Will Not Bite You

Asian American Melyssa Grace leans forward to display her cleavage in pink bikini

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man.

Celebrated American author and humorist (1835 - 1910)

Best That We Should Not Think Alike

Blonde model Jenna Straub in blue top

It were not best that we should all think alike; it is difference of opinion that makes horse races.

Celebrated American author and humorist (1835 - 1910)

The Artist's Way Every Day - July 20th

Brunette Maria Grazia Cucinotta leans forward in blue dress with cleavage

So much of art hinges on our ability to trust intuition, to follow our hunch about what "might" or "could" come next. The difference between a blocked artist and a free one is this precise openness to moment-by-moment invention. Agnes de Mille tells us that an artist must take "leap after leap in the dark." Picasso tells us that we are all born children, "the trick is remaining one." How do we remain one? Having the time of our lives is the answer. Being open to the right timing of coincidence is the key.

Democrats Allow The Poor To Be Corrupt

The only difference between the Democrats and the Republicans is that the Democrats allow the poor to be corrupt, too.

American pianist, composer, author, comedian, and actor (1905 - 1972)